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2FA codes can be phished by new pentest tool


With every new hack, it’s becoming clearer that older forms of two-factor authentication (2FA) are no longer the reassuring security protection they once were.

The latest and perhaps most significant is that researcher Piotr Duszyński has published a tool called Modlishka (Polish: “Mantis”) capable of automating the phishing of one-time passcodes (OTPs) sent by SMS or generated using authentication apps.

On one level, Modlishka is simply a tool that sits on the same server as a phishing site capturing any credentials and 2FA tokens the user can be tricked into sending it.

But instead of cloning the phished site (Gmail, say), it behaves like a reverse proxy, cleverly feeding the user content from the real site to make an attack look more convincing.

The user thinks they are interacting with the real site because they are – Modlishka,meanwhile, proxies all of this without the user realising.

A video demo shows how Modlishka could be used to phish a Google user but it could just...(continued)

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